We have reopened our two transitional homes.
Basin ARCH has 2 homes in 29 Palms, Ca, one for women and one for men. We do not advertise the addresses of the homes to protect confidentiality. These homes are run as sober livings. Guests may be on probation or parole. Up to 6 people live in a home. There are two twin beds in each room. Both homes are 3 bedrooms with the women's 1 & 2/3 bathrooms and the men's 1 & 1/2 bathrooms. The living space cost is $400 a month. Both homes are swamp cooled, have washers and dryers, 2 refrigerators and all house supplies are provided.
All potential guests are evaluated for suitability to homes the first weeks of stay.
The duplex is furnished. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is only for homeless families with children. No more then 5 people in a unit. Pets are ok.
Women's Home status 2 vacancies at this time and open..
Men's Home status 2 vacancies at this time and open
Family Home in Joshua Tree Has NO vacancies at this time. Entry is by 211 and San Bernardino Pathways Network. Call for waiting list.
Emergency Motel Stay for at-risk for COVID19 homeless is available. This is for those 65 years and older, those with a chronic health condition that can be verified, and pregnant women. We also help Vets. To get this help with self-quarantine, call 211, and complete the questionnaire, pathwaysnetwork.net on line. You can also call us for help with this process.
Pathways Network Project - For possible help with adverting a foreclosure or move in costs for CES (211) approved homelessness contact 909-755-9193. Must call 211 first and then fill out form on pathwaysnetwork.net . An agency or nonprofit may contact you if you qualify for their program. You must have a regular income for this program.
Business Hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday by appointment only. After hours leave a message. You will need supporting paperwork such as Pay-Or-Quit, Rental Agreement, payment history, proof of income, etc.
Emergency Housing has been planned for the most vulnerable homeless population due to Covid-19 Pandemic. The county has allocated funds to house 65 year old or older seniors, homeless with chronic health conditions and pregnant women in motels. You may get help by calling 211. You must also complete the PathwaysNetwork.net questionnaire to alert us if you are in the at-risk homeless group. If you are homeless and have tested positive for Covid-19 your primary doctor can help you with county sheltering .
There is a new committee in our area that is replacing HAVEN. It is the East Valley Steering Committee. Because of the Covid-19 Virus the committee is conducting online meetings. The purpose of the committee has not changed. It was formed to help the homeless population. The committee is made up of representatives from the cities, government agencies and nongovernment organizations such as nonprofits. Funding is coming from the state to address our local needs. This committee will discuss the needs, and target the direction for grant proposals. I sit on the board representing Morongo Basin ARCH. How do you want us to help the homeless? Let us know. Come to the meeting or email me. We want to hear ideas on how to lower our homeless population.
Astrid Johnson, President
This is our office for Pathways Network assistance to prevent or end homelessness. Clients must have a regular income. Appointments will be by arrangement only from Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm to begin intake. Look above for process and contact information.
Thank you to HAVEN who covered our deposit required by County Fire Protection for our contract. Thank you also to the Sportsman Club, Wayne Hamilton, LeeAnn Clark, The Hoffmans, and 3 local Rotary Clubs who contributed funds to help open the office. We appreciate the support we received. Thank you to Alfredo who is fixing our toilets!
The Point In Count Time Results in our area for homeless not in shelters:
Twentynine Palms - unsheltered - 28 sheltered/transitional - 17
Joshua Tree - unsheltered - 54 sheltered/transitional 5
Morongo Valley - unsheltered 0 sheltered/transitional 5
Yucca Valley - unsheltered 44 sheltered/transitional 27
Landers - unsheltered 2 sheltered/transitional 0
So 128 were counted on the streets on foot, in a car or in a tent somewhere in our desert.
54 were in either a motel paid by a third party or in a transitional home.
The number of homeless increased in our area. We are striving to house more homeless in our transitional homes and the rapid rehousing programs we offer through Pathways Network.
Despite problems with the cash registers, we had fun and made money. Thank you to the volunteers who came from our homes to pass out the tickets. Thank you to Del Taco in Twentynine Palms for supporting us.
Thank you so much for the generous, anonymous corporate donation in February that covered our new rental payment. So much appreciated.
And again, thank you to the donors that helped open the Fire Station. They are Haven, Sportsman Club, Wayne Hamilton, the Hoffmans, the Clarks and the Yucca Valley Rotaries.
We also want to thank the Military Spouses' Association in 29 Palms for their donation of $250 which we will use towards utility payments. We appreciate your support!
And thank you to the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for your generous donation in June. You helped us pay our utilities!
Sadly our patroness passed last year. We appreciated her support of our nonprofit. We have now moved the Men's House to a new location. It is still in 29 Palms. Thank you to the family that stepped up with a rental and helped us move into a great new home. We love it!
Thank you to our partner, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for their generous donation towards our general funds. This will help pay our rents and utilities in our homes.
Thank you to Military Spouses' of 29 Palms for their generous donation.
Thank you to Pacific Western Bank for its generous donation! Much appreciated!
We always appreciate cash donations to support our operating expenses.
We need gently used bath towels for homes.
We need tall dressers for bedrooms for homes.
We need dog or cat fosters.
Can you help?
Our New Project:
Companion Animal Fostering Network
We need homes that will foster a companion animal for a short stay. Please contact us on what breed, size, sex for either a dog or cat you will foster.
Morongo Basin ARCH (Aligning Resources Challenging Homelessness) is a 501C3 non-profit organization, We began in 2008 by meeting the needs of the homeless in the Morongo Basin in California.. We have two major programs, food and sheltering, Our food program is a weekly Drive Around Program in 29 Palms. We feed about 20 people during the week. We also have a quarterly program of bagged can food. Our second program is sheltering. We haver 2 sober living homes in 29 Palms. We can house up to 12 people. One home is for women only and the other is for men. We have other programs as well for the homeless. We have bridge housing in a duplex for families with children in Joshua Tree. Contact us for laundry vouchers and clothing for the homeless. We also have a companion animal foster network for temporary care. Lastly we manage Pathways Network for the Morongo Basin. This program helps with eviction prevention and rapid rehousing. We are actively Aligning Resources and Challenging Homelessness!
Twentynine Palms fundraiser - Cash for Trash 2019
Great turn out for our block clean up. See our picture. - >
Morongo Basin ARCH is sponsoring a Drive Around Meal Program in 29 Palms. This program was funded by the City of 29 Palms in August of 2018. We pass out about 15 bags of nonperishable food once or twice a week to the homeless in 29 Palms. We also are concerned for the wellbeing of the homeless. Personal hygiene, sleeping bags, water are also supplied as needed. We encourage using 211 and Pathways for help reaching the Coordinated Entry System for the Homeless in San Bernardino County.
From the funds and donations we put together over 35 bags of goodies for the homeless. Some bags go to the 29 Palms Senior Center, some bags to the Y.V. Santa Fe Club, Other bags are passed out during next couple of weeks to homeless people on the streets by our drive around crew.
One of our goals was to do a food bag giveaway once a quarter. This is one we did in Dec 2016. We did one in March, June and Sept of 2016.
We gave out 20 to 25 bags each quarter to the homeless or people in need. Your donations help us do this each quarter. Thank You for your donations and time.
35 bags for our Christmas bag give away in 2018. Thank you Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints in 29 Palms for your generous donation of canned goods for our bags
Thank you to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Say Saints in Twentynine Palms for their generous donation of canned goods for our Christmas Bags and Grant Funds.
Thank you Pastor Bea Chambers for all your support! This is our home base!
Thank you to all who have donated furniture to our homes and supported our fundraisers, Thank you!
Thank you Del Taco in Twentynine Palms for hosting our three fundraisers for our homes!
Thank you Twentynine Palms for supporting our Drive Around Meal Program this year! We have been feeding on average 15 homeless a week. Thank you for Cash for Trash!
Thank you to Z 107.7 FM for promoting our Del Taco Fundraiser on November 29, 2018
Thank you for the grant of day bus passes for the guests at the ARCH homes. They are greatly appreciated.
Thank you for supporting our laundry voucher program. We appreciate your partnership!
Thank you for partnering with us in providing a new set of clothes to a homeless person.
Crisis Walk-In Center - 760-365-2233 7293 Dumosa Ave Yucca Valley, Ca 92284
TAY Center is for 16 to 25 year old homeless individuals in the Morongo Basin area. Call (760) 853-4888
Showering is available at 28 Palms Fitness Center on 73782 Two Mile Road, 29 Palms, down behind Circle K on Adobe Road. Saturday after 3:00 pm cost $5.00
Quarterly voucher available through Blessed Sacrament Thrift Shop at 5798 Adobe Road in 29 Palms.
Vouchers available for Joshua Tree Laundromat at 29 Palms Senior Center - See Robin. Vouchers are Numbered and for only $7.50 of laundry.